COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Rick Santorum's two-day campaign push in Southwest Florida has just wrapped up with a speech in Collier County. Santorum spoke to a crowd of about 600 supporters, branding himself as the family values candidate and.
He kicked off his speech by talking about the role of traditional families in the American economy. He also focused on the manufacturing industry and how improving math and science education in our country could help bring those technology jobs for companies, like Apple, back to the U.S.
Santorum didn't spend much time talking about the other candidates. However, when referencing some debate surrounding his opponents' pasts he built himself up as a candidate with a clean slate going into the race. He said that this is not a two-man race and third place finishes in most Florida polls won't hinder his campaigning efforts going forward.
The former Pennsylvania Senator was scheduled to go to Miami for an engagement with Univision. That has since changed. He will now be attending private fundraisers.